gettext man page

gettext — translate message


gettext [OPTION] -s [MSGID]...


The gettext program translates a natural language message into the user's language, by looking up the translation in a message catalog.

Display native language translation of a textual message.

-d, --domain=TEXTDOMAIN
retrieve translated messages from TEXTDOMAIN
enable expansion of some escape sequences
(ignored for compatibility)
-h, --help
display this help and exit
suppress trailing newline
-V, --version
display version information and exit
retrieve translated message corresponding to MSGID from TEXTDOMAIN

If the TEXTDOMAIN parameter is not given, the domain is determined from the environment variable TEXTDOMAIN. If the message catalog is not found in the regular directory, another location can be specified with the environment variable TEXTDOMAINDIR. When used with the -s option the program behaves like the 'echo' command. But it does not simply copy its arguments to stdout. Instead those messages found in the selected catalog are translated. Standard search directory: /usr/share/locale


Written by Ulrich Drepper.

Reporting Bugs

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Referenced By

gm_ctl_client(1), gnumed(1), rstconv(1), wcd(1).

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